No matter how good a team is, fans will always find a player to project negativity onto. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kyle Singler is seemingly many Thunders fans’ favorite player to hate.
Kyle Singler came to Oklahoma City by way of a trade with Detroit on February 19, 2015. Singler re-signed with the Thunder on July 9, 2015. Last season, Kyle averaged career lows in basically every category with 14.4 minutes, 3.4 points, .4 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game in 68 games.
Singler was brought in to help with defense and three-point shooting, but he has not been very effective in either category. Last season, averaged career lows with .4 steals and .1 blocks per game while shooting only 30.9% from behind the arc. Because of his lack of production, he has quickly lost favor with Thunder fans.
Despite a long year of struggle last season, a revamped roster this season could mean more playing time for Singler, which could lead to him getting out of the slump he has seemingly lived in since he arrived in Oklahoma City. It is easy to be upset with a player who is not playing up to expectations, especially when goals are set as high as they are within the Thunder organization. But let’s not forget Thunder fans: Kyle Singler is a member of not just the team, but the community, and he deserves every ounce of support as long as he is here.
Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter.